Erin

@eemiller76
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Let them go, because you deserve better.

<p>Let them go, because you deserve better.</p>
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I'm new here!

Hi, my name is Mart99. I'm here because

#MightyTogether #Anxiety I'm gay guy looking for friends and more

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I'm new here!

Hi, my name is I_like_lizards. I’m new to The Mighty and look forward to sharing my story.

#MightyTogether

#Anxiety

#Depression

#PTSD

#Grief

#OCD

Kind of here as a last resort, I feel very alone and not very understood. I'm getting sick of not being okay and it kind of feels like being sad is all there is. I just don't particularly want to feel anything right now.

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It's ok to be down.

Let me start by saying that I fully comprehend being sad and suffering from depression are very different issues.

I have a lot of things going on in my world, chapters closing with people, children leaving the nest, health issues, and recovering from a car accident. And darn it, I want to be left alone to be sad and process. Everyone keeps telling me to get up and going. I work 45 hours a week, have 3 kids, and I keep my responsibilities up. But, I need to cry, to grieve, to process everything going on, and it seems that that's not ok with people.

I suffer from depression too, and at times it's been horrible, but I know the difference. I've spent most of my life finding other ways to not deal with my emotions like eating and drinking to excess. I want to deal with all of this, and I'm made to feel it's not ok.

Thank you for letting me vent. I feel safe here sharing my feelings.

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A bad night last night.

Last night I had a total meltdown. I sobbed and was seriously thinking of just taking all of the pills that are supposed to help me at once.

The anxiety of life is crippling me. My significant other has traded me for his addictions, my oldest is leaving the best, and I was in a bad car accident that has me terrified to be in a car.

I seldom leave my room, let alone the house. The hopelessness was overpowering. I didn't do anything of course, as I wouldn't be writing this if I had, but what do you do when meds, counseling, and all of the things I'm supposed to do aren't working? #Depression #Anxiety #hopeless

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A bad night last night.

Last night I had a total meltdown. I sobbed and was seriously thinking of just taking all of the pills that are supposed to help me at once.

The anxiety of life is crippling me. My significant other has traded me for his addictions, my oldest is leaving the best, and I was in a bad car accident that has me terrified to be in a car.

I seldom leave my room, let alone the house. The hopelessness was overpowering. I didn't do anything of course, as I wouldn't be writing this if I had, but what do you do when meds, counseling, and all of the things I'm supposed to do aren't working? #Depression #Anxiety #hopeless

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A bad night last night.

Last night I had a total meltdown. I sobbed and was seriously thinking of just taking all of the pills that are supposed to help me at once.

The anxiety of life is crippling me. My significant other has traded me for his addictions, my oldest is leaving the best, and I was in a bad car accident that has me terrified to be in a car.

I seldom leave my room, let alone the house. The hopelessness was overpowering. I didn't do anything of course, as I wouldn't be writing this if I had, but what do you do when meds, counseling, and all of the things I'm supposed to do aren't working? #Depression #Anxiety #hopeless

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I’m scared to go down the rabbit hole.

I’m a truth seeker and a rabid researcher. I must find the source of my depression and anxiety. My therapist suggested I make a time line of my traumas. Seems like a good idea but I’m scared of what I will unearth. Will there be relief or just more grief? #Trauma #Depression #Childhoodtrauma #time #Anxiety

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People pleasing

As a life long people pleaser - behavior learned from having a parent who had explosive anger issues that were unpredictable - I am now realizing that shifting from pleasing other people to pleasing myself is causing quite a bit of #Anxiety . I am much more comfortable doing what others want than advocating for myself and when I do self advocate I am very worried about how that will impact the relationship. Feels like a lightbulb just went off for me. Wow.

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When is it time to walk away?

When is it time to stop trying to build up the addict and move on? I've been with an alcoholic and gambling addict for 8 years. The gambling has taken over everything. He doesn't work, he has gone through probably $100 k, he lies constantly, and now he's trying to get me to give him more money. I don't even know who this person is anymore. I would like to say I love him, but the current him isn't the man I fell in love with.

From others in my position or those who suffer from addiction, I'd like to hear from both sides about your experiences.

Thank you!
#Addiction